There are some nasty smells in the world and topping the list would have to be cat urine odor. Now, with the Pumpkin and Lactulose his poops are somewhat softer so he can go easier for him but he still won’t use the cat box to poop and will only on my rugs, he also would love to get in the closet and poop in there but we have barred the sliding closet doors so he can’t open them. The cat who is peeing in our house is a stray we started to feed 18months ago when the neighbours left him behind. Urine can saturate absorbent materials such as carpet and padding, upholstery and mattresses well beyond the surface area that can effectively be cleaned. Address the issue quickly with these simple ways to help your cat stop peeing outside of the litter box.
Prepare to re-treat older spots, never use a traditional carpet or upholstery cleaner on a pet stain, and resist the urge to scrub a stain, as this can destroy the texture of your carpet or rug. My cat started peeing in the dog beds and when he finally hit our couch we took him to the vet. Leaving the bought or homemade cat urine remover overnight – especially on hardwood or old floors – gives the enzymes more time to work and the water to rehydrate the urine so it can be rinsed out again. But before you kick your cat to the curb, remember why you decided to open your home to lots of cats in the first place.
ABSORB the source of the stains and odors and simply vacuum them out, FINALLY removing all the urine stain & smell COMPLETELY! That is also why dogs can smell where people have been for months after they were in an area. I wash 3 rugs like the white one a day but its better than ruining my wall to wall carpet or wood floors. If it’s a musty odor, typically you’re not going to get rid of that,” says Houle.
I really don’t know what happened with him, he was using the cat box and my husband washes it on occasion but once the cat started having less Kidney function and started getting constipated that was it for the cat box for pooping. It covers a variety of stains on walls when used as a base coat, and covered the pee spots well. It worked to slowly wean the cat off of couch-peeing, though it won’t help getting the smell out of your couch (and it’s probably not the decorative statement you wanted to make). If your pet at home leaves you a surprise urine stain on your favorite couch or chair, have no fear – there is a way to remove it. And the faster you act, the better!
You need to know when your cat has had enough training for one day, and when it needs time alone. There are few truly effective home remedies that work well in removing cat urine odors and stains. Sheets of plastic, newspaper, or sandpaper, electronic mats that deliver harmless, mild shocks, or a carpet runner with the nubs facing up can be used to discourage your cat from entering a soil-prone area. I think it could be from stress, because she only pees when the older cat is mad at her. It takes a bit of detective work to determine whether your cat has a litter box problem or is urine marking.
I’ve read all about cat urine seeping through the hard woods because it is on the floor beneath the floor. If it is not illness or litter box aversion, it is time to start investigating the 1001 other stressors that can trigger a cat pee problem. Clean the couch with a slightly damp microfiber cloth to get rid of surface dirt. If you are having problems with urine in your home, be sure to consult your veterinarian to make sure that your cat doesn’t have medical issues. A visiting cat might notice that one of the monkey’s toys smells funny, but I can’t.
No cat wants to go to the toilet in a dirty litter tray and they will find an alternate spot to go to the toilet. And owners who decide to weather it out, those who feel like they cats will eventually outgrow whatever phase they’re going through, often wind up spending a ton of money cleaning carpets and replacing furniture – all while still dealing with the smell and embarrassment of living with cat urine. It could be the box, the litter, the location of the box, or all three that your cat finds unsavory.
I tried the peroxide/baking soda/dish soap formula last week after several unsuccessful days of trying to get a very strong cat urine smell out of a large area in our carpet. The only way to remove cat P smell is to spray it with a mixture of baking soda, chlorine bleach diluted 20-1 and once soaked use a wet VAC to remove the stuff, and repeat, not good for leather but works great on fabric. He is peeing out of the litter box despite giving him 3 litterboxes, placing them in all the areas he stays in and making sure that he can easily get in and out of them. The quicker you get to it, the better,” says Mike Hiatt, general manager of D.A. Burns & Sons in Seattle.
My mom used it on some things that were sprayed by our male cat but she hasn’t been complaining or complimenting so I am not sure if it worked or if she even remembers those things were sprayed now. Homemade cat urine removers or a natural cat urine spray recipe will probably only work on small areas, if the urine is fairly dilute and has not set in over a long time.
Additionally I would like to know of any products that will break down” the urin so that I can attempt to remove the smell” in the hardwood floor and the furniture. Extenuating circumstances — two elderly cats one of whom has a thyroid problem (being treated) that makes him pee a bit more than your average cat and the fact that I’m away for 36-48 hours a couple of times a month.
It is my belief that it cannot be done, you probably will have to throw the furniture out in the garbage or reupholstered. So I am doing it again and leaving it on longer to see if the remaining smell will improve, but this was a great tip! The Motorcycle jacket I have on today in fact was minimally violated (just a little bit goes a long way) by an ex-lovers cat.
I know Trillian was looking for an at home remedy, but unless it’s something that can go in the washing machine, I don’t know of any that completely get the smell out. There is a strong, legitimate, and chemically important reason to use an enzyme cleaner to clean cat urine stains. Consider renting an extractor or wet vac to remove all traces of heavy stains in carpeting (get one from a local hardware store). We feed Diamond indoor formula, but any cat food whose main ingredients are meat rather than corn and wheat is likely to win you a reprieve from the constant vomiting.
I am scared to toss the couch and spend money on a new one because they are still peeing. Disassemble the couch and remove the cushions from the covers (if the urine has soaked through to the cushions). So, the litter box is back in its place and the chair is safe from cat pee once again. I had a horrible smell in my dressing room from my cats rebelling against change. Lately, however, she seems to pee on anything, which means she’s probably stressed or just getting revenge. When I find a wet spot from the cat or dog on the carpet, I pour vinegar straight on the stain.
I won’t start a debate on declawing here, because those can get ugly, but I highly recommend declawing. Im not worried about discoloring it. its destroyed either way, its not pinpointing the stain per se, i know where it is, i jsut need to get it out. It’s important to have an enzyme cleaner like Nature’s Miracle or Urine Off on hand to deal with the uric acid in cat urine stains. It is extremely difficult to remove all of the urine from inside of these materials.
The point of this is to remind you that urine acts like water and as a result, it tends to follow a path of least resistance. To clean the cushion covers, put them through the wash, following the instructions for sheets and blankets above. If we leave a towel or piece of clothing on the floor she will pee on it. I’ve done everything Jackson has suggested: try new litter (found one she really likes), keep it cleaned out daily, we have another cat so we have multiple litter boxes in different rooms, etc.
We’ve tried enzymatic products (Nature’s Miracle and Zero Odor) but not the chemical-y carpet cleaners for fear of messing up the couch. The cat’s urine is an amber-colored liquid waste fluid excreted by the kidneys and is composed of waste products of protein metabolism. Is there another big bad cat out there preventing comfortable access, or maybe the tray is too hard to get to. Stairs and steep sides become a barrier for some cats, especially as they age. Michele, leaving a sulky, rude comment doesn’t get you the help your cat needs.
I usually mop the tiles and then bleech the mop but im worried incase the mop is still holding the smell of urine and encouraging him back to the same spot! Our older female, even a year later, despises this kitten and will purposefully pee on everything right in front of us as if she is still angry that her space was taken. I used this the other night on a room that you honestly could not walk past while the door was open without smelling cat urine. A good cat urine cleaner will also have bacteria producing agents that will work continually until the stain and cat urine smell are gone completely.
The landlord removed the carpet but the floor still smells….. I am chemically sensative….does microban smell. In this case, the cat may have a preference for a type of surface or for a location. Another useful commercial product is Feliway, a synthetic pheromone that, when applied to household surfaces, mimics the scent of cat cheek gland secretions.
The weather elements will eventually rot the fibers of natural wicker furniture and will totally destroy them after a period of time. I tried EVERYTHING made, sold, suggested, concocted under the sun and the smell would NOT budge. I have a male cat ‘Biscuits’ (about 4yrs old) and a female ‘Tubs’ (9 yrs old) we have had Biscuits for about 2 years but he has started to pee everywhere. I am so upset about my new settee, we have literally had it 3 months paid over �3000 for it and our 1 year old male cat (has been castrated) has peed twice on it through the night.